updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
A disturbing story has been published by the National Enquirer which believes that "Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin will be dead in six months due to his heroin addiction and despite come under criticism for such a story, the magazine is defending it.
Culkin's reps denied the allegations of drug use to The Huffington Post, saying, "The report in the National Enquirer that Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and assorted hallucinogenic's is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious."
The National Enquirer is standing by its story titled "'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin Addicted To Heroin - Only 6 Months To Live!"and saying that it should serve rather as a warning to Culkin to change his drug addiction. Culkin is rumored to have a drug addiction to heroin and oxycodone.
"Our advice to Macaulay is to seek professional help to avoid the same tragic fate of other beloved celebrities, including Whitney Houston who died earlier this year," the magazine wrote.
"We believe that the former child star should be doing everything he can to get the treatment he so desperately needs - and which could have saved the life of his friend Elijah Rosello."
The actor, who rarely appears in public anymore, was spotted as a guest at his childhood friend Natalie Portman's wedding over the weekend. Culkin was seen early this year hanging out with Portman and her nephew. While he showed up to help his friend celebrate her marriage to Benjamin Millepied, he looked a bit disheveled in his appearance, according to the Us Magazine.
The Enquirer's article also challenged Culkin to a blood test if the actor's reps continued to deny the report.
"It is a fact that as The ENQUIRER tracked Whitney Houston's descent into her drug hell, she refused to admit she had a problem - and Whitney was represented by some of those people now denying Macaulay's potentially deadly problems," the publication wrote.
Among other things, the tabloid reported that Culkin spends up to $6,000 per month on drugs like heroin and the prescription painkiller Oxycodone and that his breakup with actress Mila Kunis spurred his downward spiral. Culkin and Kunis split in 2011, after dating for nine years; Kunis is now rumored to be dating "That '70s Show" co-star Ashton Kutcher.
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